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Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
gore who probably takes the prize for spin. he kind of blamed president obama's performance in denver to the fact that it took place in denver, the mile high city. he blames the thin air. he did it sort of jokingly but nevertheless. with more on that tonight in the "ridiculist." 8 joining us from the campaign trail, jim acosta with the romney campaign and jessica yellin is in madison, wisconsin with the obama campaign. are the obama campaign at least off the record admitting it was not a good night for the president, putting it mildly. we've heard a lot of spin. do they believe that spin? >> they will say on the record it was not a good night for the president, yes. they say they will adjust going forward. here's one way they will adjust, i think. you know, the president's biggest asset they believe is his likability, and they want to protect that at all costs but one of the ways they have to do that, it seems they thought was to preserve it by keeping him from going on the attack. that meant he didn't defend his policies enough and that meant that he didn't challenge mitt romney enou
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
obama did not. here's the headline in denver, where the debate was held and where this morning the hometown paper scores it round one, romney. the left-leaning slate.com's john dickerson calling it the best moment of mitt romney's campaign. obama supporter andrew sullivan calls it the president's worst public performance bar none of his campaign. "time" magazine's joe kline asked did the president send out his body double tonight. critical reviews across the board. the consensus and also the political reality now staring team obama in the face. there is also no denying that no matter who wins or loses a given debate, each side immediately tries to convince you and us that their candidate came out ahead. there's even that designated spin room, the one in denver, and yes, they actually call it that, the spin room. which is everyone's way of saying with a wink and a nod that we know that you know that we know that you know that we're trying to bamboozle you. again, that's a given. both times spin. but keeping them honest tonight, there's spin and then there's spin. shortly after presi
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
politics tonight, more on president obama's performance last night in denver, as we have been reporting president obama himself knows that he lost the debate. he's upset about it. here to talk about it tonight, obama 2012 pollster, cornell belcher. also, ralph reed. chairman of the faith and freedom coalition. cornell, bored, aloof, some said even arrogant. those are some of the words used today and last night to describe president obama on that stage. what exactly was the strategy heading into this? was there a strategy? >> what you saw last night from the president was the president trying to lay out the facts to those few undecided voters that are still out there. here's our plan, here's how we want to move the country forward versus mitt romney and his plan about moving the country forward. the problem with the debate last night is that one candidate showed up talking about the facts of their plan and the other candidate showed up with a completely different plan, and was completely dishonest about the facts of his plan. that was a little problematic. >> but the president
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
denver. the city where he will be squaring off one-on-one for the first time with president obama. >> in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> romney will, no doubt, be pressed by the president on the specifics of that pathway and with the candidates neck and neck in the most recent cnnorc poll, with the three-point lead falling within the margin of error. it's anybody's game. here to talk strategy is ryan lizza washington correspondent for the new yorker. nice to have you with us. >> nice to see you. >> to make sense of this. we've seen them trying to lowering the expectations. what can we expect? >> that's the sort of game. you talk about how your opponent is an incredible debater and you don't know anything. you can barely stand on the stage. so much of the game is after the debate is over. these things are would n in the spin room and in the media. not actually
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
president obama and republican nominee mitt romney face off in denver. both candidates have a lot on the line, especially the gop challenger, who a few days ago gave some insight into his debate preps. >> it's great to have senator rob portman. you know, he debates me from time to time. he is playing barack obama in these mock debates we have. i don't like him very much anymore, all right? he keeps on beating me up and i keep on going away shaking my head. >> reporter: romney flies to colorado monday to hold a rally that night before hunkering down for final preparations. the president heads to nevada sunday greeting voters that night and then goes behind closed doors for his last-minute preps before flying on to denver on debate day. meanwhile, both presidential campaigns continue to play the expectations game, trying to lower the bar for their candidate. gary. >> thank you very much, paul. >>> the debates are the only way to see the candidates face-to-face, so let's take a look at the debate schedule. as we said, number one, wednesday, october 3rd. can you see it live here on cnn start
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
debate. it happens wednesday night in denver, president obama is preparing for the showdown a in nevada, he landed in las vegas just a few minutes ago for a rally tonight. and mitt romney holds a rally tomorrow and prepares for the debate there as well. so the focus for this first debate will be domestic policy. and jim lara of pbs will be the moderator, the vice presidential debate is the following week, october 11 in kentucky. martha radditz is the moderator. both domestic and international issues will be discussed. and obama and romney face off again in hempstead, new york. and the final debate will be strictly on foreign policy. that's october 22nd in florida. bob schieffer of cbs is the moderator. be sure to catch this first debate life here on cnn. >>> 37 days from election day and new allegations of voter registration fraud, the complaints center around registration drives in florida, nevada, north carolina and colorado. they were performed by a consulting political consulting company hired by the republican national committee called strategic allied consulting. in colorad
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
on denver for the first presidential debate. president obama will be making his case for four more years and mitt romney trying to convince the country he is the better man for the job. now, right now it looks like voters need convincing on both sides because in a brand new cnn poll of polls it shows a very close race. the president maintaining a razor-thin three-point lead with a month to go at this point. our cnn political director mark preston is live from denver right in the middle of it all. mark, you have new details on what to expect tonight. >> well, john, yes. there's no arguing, this is the most important moment of this presidential debate. in just a few hours as you said, mitt romney, barack obama squaring off here in denver. it will be a 90-minute debate. it will cover six different segments. most of it, though, john, is going to be on the economy. there's going to be three segments to focus on the economy. one segment on foreign policy. one segment on the role of governing and one segment on the role of government in people's lives, john. so how this is going to be set
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
denver. obama campaign, the romney campaign and the media all gearing up for tonight. cnn's political director, mark preston, has a behind-the-scenes look. >> as you can see, reporters from around the world are setting up to cover this debate. 3,000 in total. 700 of them are coming from other countries. so let's head inside where the action is going to take place. you might be wondering, who is actually going to be sitting in the audience tonight for the first presidential debate? i don't know the answer, but peter eyre does. >> at university of denver we'll have students, vips and those that the campaigns have invited down on the floor and some up in the balcony behind us. >> reporter: how do you get invited to this debate if you don't get an invitation from one of the candidates? >> it would be very difficult to get into the debate. >> reporter: who will be at that far podium? >> governor romney and then at the near podium will be president obama. >> reporter: how is it going to work? who will get the first question? >> the first question will be directed to president obama. he will
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
candidates will be hunkered down. obama in nevada and mitt romney in denver come tuesday. in terms of their post debate plans, we're hearing paul ryan and mitt romney will reunite essentially and campaign in virginia. president obama will be in denver and madison, wisconsin, and joe biden will be in iowa. obviously, a lot going on in the final -- and the final preparations for the debate and just right after. >> yeah, and, you know, you talk about the zingers which is so interesting. clearly, each candidate wants to at least make his mark and obviously say something memorable for all the voters there. romney running with paul ryan, he was on the sunday talk shows today. we haven't heard much out of vice president biden lately. we know you've been traveling with him. when he's on the record he says a lot of interesting things. i guess he says a lot of things when he's off the record with you guys. >> a lot of things we won't talk about right now. as you just said, i have been traveling extensively with the vice president, but publicly he's out with these new attack lines against his re
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
unfold at the university of denver. there is president obama and mitt romney preparing to go face-to-face for 90 minutes with the presidency hanging in the balance. >> most americans head to the polls in five weeks. but by that time, an estimated 30% of the country will have already voted. >> early voting gets under way this morning in the battleground state of ohio, and the not so battleground state of nebraska. that means ballots are already being cast in ten states across the country. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is with us this morning. paul, more and more voters get a chance to go to the polls early. why is this so important? >> it is interesting, because what happens if a big development happens in this first debate or even some of the other debates and you've already cast your ballot and you want to change your mind. too late. most of the people who are voting early in these states are die-hards. ohio starting today. they're the second battleground state to start early. iowa, christine you know something about that. so it is interesting about a third of the country vo
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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CNN
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
been object the campaign trail with president obama. he campaigned yesterday in denver in wisconsin and really fired up and really calling mitt romney on what he saw smas of his inconsistencies during the debate. the problem is 67 million-plus people watched that debate. that was really the place where he needed to call mitt romney out. i guarantee you not that many people saw his comments from yesterday. even close to the dab. >> nowhere near that amount. brianna keilar. let me ask you a quick question about the jobs numbers. we are expecting those at 8:30. it might be the most watched job numbers before the election, i would guess. >> that's right. we are watching them and remember they also come out that friday before the election. so we will be watching that as well. this is number two and then number one will be right before the election. we are not expecting this to be good for president obama. these aren't expected to be great jobs numbers. it is unclear how good they would be for mitt romney if they are significantly worse than expected, then obviously that's going to play t
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
first look inside the debate hall over at the university of denver. barack obama and mitt romney, they are getting ready to face-off tomorrow night. and as cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta discovered, it will be one of the very two times the two men have actually met in person. jim is joining us live from littleton, colorado. what's the latest on this particular score, jim? >> reporter: well, wolf, i can tell you right now that ann romney is about to take the stage behind me. she's going to be holding an event here in littleton, colorado, in a few moments from now. she's been one of this campaign's most effective surrogates and been very busy doing just that while her husband, mitt romney, has been doing debate preparations just a short distance away in denver. it will be fascinating, wolf, to watch the body language between mitt romney and president obama tomorrow night when they meet face-to-face as the obama campaign revealed to cnn, the two men have only met a few times in the past. flash back to 2008 and there they are. then-senator barack obama and mitt rom
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
gore said that obama should have arrived in denver earlier to acclimate himself to the altitude. as for romney supporters they're downright giddy today saying their guy did exactly what he needed to do to claw back in to the race for president. >> i've never seen a debate as decisive as the one last night. so, we all knew that it had to be -- he had to hit it out of the park and he hit it out of the park. >> we heard about romney's extensive debate preparations. today, the president's people saying romney appeared centrist and romney with numbers, came in with statistics. i'll let you hear some of mitt romney and then you. this is mitt romney explaining that we're on the wrong path. >> 23 million people out of work. the proof of that is 1 out of 6 people in poverty. the proof of that is is 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. the proof of that is 50% of college graduates this year can't find work. we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney actually came off as a more moderate candidate tonight and probably looks better t
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
denver and jen psaki, press secretary for the obama campaign is in las vegas with the president. good to see both of you. nice big smiles. i love this optimism. we're all excited about tomorrow. barbara, let me start with you. there was something politico's chief political columnist wrote today that sort of made me smile and i wanted to get your reaction. roger simons wrote, there are three things mitt romney must do to win the presidential debate on wednesday. unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. do you know what they are? >> well, i think it's going to be talking to the american people about how the middle class has been buried under the higher taxes, the higher regulations and the -- just the job-killing policies for the past four years and how mitt romney can talk straight to the american people about how he has a plan to create jobs, specific things, like in my home state of virginia, he's going to allow us to have exploration off shore with energy so we can have good high-paying jobs. that's something supported by democrat senators like mark warner and jim webb in my home
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
just pulled up at the debate hall. president obama's expected to arrive in denver any minute as well. we'll be talking with top supporters of each candidate. the former new york city mayor rudy giuliani, he'll join us live this hour. also we'll be hearing from both candidates' wives in special cnn interviews. today, by the way, is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. so what's it like spending the night with the romneys? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> 34 days from the presidential election but much more importantly right now at least right now we've reached what may be the most decisive night of the 2012 campaign, the first presidential debate at the university of denver. after weeks of downplaying expectations, mitt romney's campaign insiders are finally opening up about what they really think can be accomplished tonight. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in denver getting ready to set the scene. jim. >> reporter: wolf, the romney campaign sees the polls moving in their directions. one of the top priorities tonight is to maintain that traje
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
you so much. we really appreciate it. >>> president obama and will go head-to-head in the first presidential debate wednesday night in denver. of course, we're going to be there with you live 7:00 eastern on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. check out this video. a man jumps from the third floor window. a crowd is there to catch him. we're going to tell you why he had to jump. >>> i'm dr. sanjay gupta. meet jennifer, founder of code for america. it's kind of a peace corps for geeks. >> most people have seen that really geeks have changed the world so much in the past 10 or 20 years, that they haven't changed government yet. we get people to take a year off. it's geeks, also designers and product managers, people from the technical industries. we get them to work with people in city hall to solve problems in cities for a year. >> she wants to fix local government one smart phone app at a time. it's sunday on "the next list." this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff.
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
performance. >> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 pm today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> -- i don't know maybe this is it. >> all right. maybe the altitude. >> what's that? >> i was saying maybe the altitude. al gore was being lighthearted when he was saying maybe that was the challenge, the altitude. >> maybe the altitude is what affected mitt romney's memory. maybe that was the impact on the debate. >> you win the gold. >> it is lighthearted. >> you win the gold. >> it is light hearted. >> stephanie, always great to see you. i appreciate your time. >>> "out front" next we break down mitt romney's key line of the night. it came when he talked about his tax plan. does it add up or not? u.s. special forces are on the ground, collecting intelligence in libya. we have a report from benghazi, coming up. >>> and live report from facebook revealed by mark zuckerberg. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a sco
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
selling for the last year. >> president obama at that rally in denver earlier today. very, very different from what we saw in the debate last night. watch this. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me was -- the irony is that we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. >> all right. moments like that may have contributed to what so many people out there see as the president's debate loss. our cnn/orc poll of viewers, people who actually watched the debate, finds that 67% think mitt romney was the clear winner while only 25% think president obama won. let's get some more now from our chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, how damaging was this debate to president obama last night? >> i think we have to let the polls come in. and we'll let the voters decide. but i think you saw from the way the president was behaving on the stump this morning that even he knows that this was a pretty damaging debate for him. look, mitt romney showed up as somebody who was reasonable, as somebody wh
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
2012 campaign. >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney preparing to face off in their first presidential debate. >> and here in denver, the candidates know what happens on this debate stage certainly could help sway the election. >> a president struggling with a slow economy, hoping to boost confidence in his leadership. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic and republican jobs, i'm fighting to create american jobs. >> a challenger fighting in the poll es trying to connect with average americans. after months of attacks on the campaign trial, it's time for these candidates to confront each other face to face. >> we will win this election, we will finish what we started! >> i will do better than this president has done for the american people! >> in colorado tonight, barack obama and mitt romney in their first presidential debate. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> two men with different vision on issues v
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
, it's not our technological wizard's fault. it's my fault for having big hands. president obama and mitt romney will face off in denver. we'll have leave coverage on cnn. friday -- this should work. now i'm getting good at it. the september jobs report will be released. this could be a critical talking point. this report and one report next month, the last two reports to come out before the insofar election. we thank you very much for starting your morning with us. we've got much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning," which starts right now. >>> the circle of voter fraud widening. at least ten counties are involved. we'll tell you who's behind the scandal. >>> two dead in another green-on-blue attack in afghanistan. as the number of coalition death rises so are others concerned with the stability of the
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
romney. 45% said president obama. let's candy crowley in denver. you have a special guest. a top adviser, david axelrod. but it looks like our poll, 67% said romney won the debate. only 25% said the president won the debate. and look so many more people thought that they were going to vote for romney as a result of this debate as opposed to the president. these are good numbers for romney. not such good numbers for the president. >> right, wolf. david axle rod, senior adviser to the campaign. what happened? >> i don't think you can measure these debates on instant polls. >> let's measure it by democratic standards. >> let's finish. we don't want to have a debate her let me just finish. governor romney laid down a series of positions and you and others will be following this tomorrow. so will the american people. he does have a $5 trillion tax plan, no plausible way to pay for it $2 trillion in pentagon spending, no plausible way to pay for it. he took the position that he made with the republicans saying he wouldn't accept $1 of new revenue to help solve our deficit program, even on the
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
focusing on tomorrow night in den denver, i want to look back at romney and obama. romney, maybe appearing a little more amped up than the president in these sxmexamples. let's watch and talk on the other side. >> you have a problem with al w allowing someone to finish speaking. i suggest if you want to become president of the united states, you got to let both people speak. let me speak. >> at the time when the war started you said it would be quick and easy. you said you knew where the weapons of mass destruction were, you were wrong. you said we would be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> perhaps the president more professori professorial, romney more excitable. do you think we'll see that tomorrow night in denver? >> reporter: i think so. if you listen to both campaigns, i think both campaigns have been advising candidates to work on their own individual liabilities if you want to call them that going into the debates. romney, cording to aides, has been told to work on a more one on one debate style approach, as we saw during the primaries. he more than held his own. a
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
denver on wednesday night, a sort of, it seemed uncharacteristic president obama. he was very passive. we saw a very different president obama on the trail yesterday. listen to what he said at one of his rallies in wisconsin. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. and yet, the fellow on the stage last night, who looked like mitt romney, said he did not know anything about that. >> now, i will tell you, zoraida, covering the president, this is the president that i'm used to seeing on the trail. this was a rally in wisconsin that had tens of thousands of people there. the problem for president obama is this wasn't what we saw on wednesday night. more than 67 million people saw that debate. i can guarantee you, not anywhere near that saw his comments from yesterday. >> no. you know what also, when he says that, you know, that wasn't the real romne
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
, of course, in denver last night. president obama and mitt romney going toe to toe on critical issues, like the economy and health care. and by most accounts, it was mitt romney who emerged the victor. lots of debate analysis ahead on "starting point." we'll be talking live with john mccain of arizona and rand paul of kentucky. from team obama, we'll be speaking with martin o'malley and campaign spokeswoman, jen psaki. plus, obama's former economic adviser, austan goolsbee. first, though, a look at the instant reaction from the debate in the cnn/orc poll, of debate watchers taken right after the debate, 67% say they think romney won. 25% only thought the president won. cnn's dana bash joins us this morning to go over some of the hits and some of the misses. good morning. >> good morning. well, i'm here in new york, so maybe we should talk about what happens, how you get to carnegie hall, practice, practice, practice. and is that clearly is what helped the mitt romney. he spent a lot of time practicing, really for the past month doing these mock debates. and when it comes to the
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
-- >> and mr. obama will be on the road through wednesday's first presidential debate. mitt romney heads to colorado tomorrow, where he'll hold a rally, and continue his preparations for wednesday's showdown in denver. he went to church this morning outside boston, but held no public events over the weekend. >>> in iraq, at least 30 people were killed today in a wave of bombings. some explosions hit in or near baghdad. it is the deadliest day in iraq in nearly a month. shiite muslim communities appear to be the main targets of the attacks. >>> a christian pakistani girl accused of desecrating the koran is set to be cleared of all charges. tomorrow a juvenile court in pakistan is expected to uphold a police investigation that found the 14-year-old was not only innocent, she was framed by a muslim cleric in her hometown. the cleric now faces blasphemy charges of his own for tearing pages out of a koran to use as evidence against the child. >>> and this is the center of a desperate search for two little children in middle tennessee. a family home that burned down last weekend, everyone beli
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, you want to catch that first presidential debate, denver, colorado, romney versus obama. that's next wednesday, 8:00 p.m. eastern time here on cnn. >>> the fourth day of the united nations general assembly and a side group is taking on arguably the bloodiest and most brutal problem in the world today. syria. the conflict there has reportedly killed more than 30,000 people since march of last year. more than two-thirds were civilians. this is youtube video out of aleppo, the city of aleppo. today, the german foreign minister made a plea before the assembly. >> translator: such suffering is speechless. but it also impells us to act. to this very day the security council has failed to live up to its responsibility for people in syria. >> germany is part of a special u.n. meeting at this hour. known as the friends of syria. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is also there with about 20 other world leaders. >>> let's turn to cnn's senior united nations correspondent richard roth. before we get to syria, i want to get the latest on that phone call involving israeli prime minister
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
come down to four and a half hours. >>> today this week's denver debate. the first of three 09-minute faceoffs. obama versus romney. >> how is it that you're the expert on my position when my position has been very clear? i'll tell you -- >> i'm the expert. i'm the expert, and i'm -- >> when he suggests that senator obama's plan is dangerous -- >> that's not the case. what he said was a precipitous withdrawal would be dangerous. he did not say -- >> he said -- >> sizing up the showdown with a man who has debated both 2012 candidates republican senator john mccain, and then the risk of being the frontrunner with obama's senior advisor david axelrod. plus, polls, ads, and early voting. with republican strategist alex castellanos, and cinderella and congressional correspondent dana bash. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> it would not be debate season if the political world and the campaigns didn't play the expectations game. >> the president is obviously a very eloquent, gifted speaker. he will do just fine. >> the president's campaign manager jim mecina called
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >>> and now our third story "outfront." debate countdown, with 24 hours to go, both president obama and mitt romney are prepping for their wednesday night face-off in the ring. romney took a break with his debate partner, senator rob portman, to get lunch at a chipotle in denver today. chipotle is pretty good. while obama stepped out of debate camp in nevada to visit the hoover dam. that's neat too. with as many as 60 million americans expected to watch, both camps keep expectations low. it's a big game to say i'm going to do worse than you. romney senior adviser barbara come stock is in denver and jen socky, press secretary for the obama campaign is in las vegas with the president. good to see both of you. nice big smiles. i love this optimism. we're all excited about tomorrow. barbara, let me start with you. there was something politico's chief political columnist wrote today that sort of made me smile and i wanted to get your reaction. roger same mondays wrote, there are three things mitt romney must do to win the presidential debate on wednesday. unfortunately, nobody knows what the
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
morning, crunch time in the race for the white house. just two days remain before president obama and mitt romney square off in denver for the first of three critical debates. president's being prepped in nevada today. and the gop challenger has some ground to make up because a brand-new "washington post"/abc news poll this morning has the president leading by two percentage points among likely voters. it's not unusual for candidates to try to lower expectations in the days leading up to dedebate. republicans have been playing up the president's eloquence, ever since last week. but it seems somebody forgot to tell new jersey governor chris christie, because he was setting the bar high for mr. romney. listen. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, he's going to contrast what his view is with what the president's record is, the president's view for the future and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> upside down is what he says. in just a few minutes we're going to be talking about wednesday night's debate and
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> about 32 hours away from the obama-romney debate in denver. while debates may not always change the course of the election they can have some powerful moments. revealing something about the politicians running for president. anderson cooper shows us some of the most memorable debates. >> reporter: september 26, 1960. first presidential deless viced debate. appearances mattered more than ever and gaffes however small are magnified. john f. kennedy a young senator from massachusetts facing off against vice president richard nixon who is known to be a fierce debater. on screen kennedy looks cool and calm while nixon looks uncomfortable, sweating profusely under the hot studio lights. nixon flounders under the glare of television for all four debates. kennedy goes on the win the election. in 1976 president gerald ford makes this blunder in his debate with georgia governor jimmy carter. >> there's no soviet domination of eastern europe and never will be under a ford administration. >> i'm sorry. could i -- >> reporter: the remark becomes a central theme in carter's campaign an
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see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> not to be outdone, president obama tried to rebound from his pretty weak debate performance at a rally in denver. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> tonight, the post-debate political landscape seems rather different. a whopping 67% think mitt romney won the debate. 25% for president obama. there's a long way to go in this debate and the divide between left and right is growing. that brings me to tonight's battleground america. the debate you have been waiting for. jennifer granholm versus newt gingrich. she's the former governor of michigan. he's of course, the former presidential candidate and speaker of the house. just as in last night's debate, we are running a clock at the bottom of your screen to keep track of spea
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Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
events of this entire year. president obama and mitt romney, one on one, wednesday night, denver, colorado. let me bring in chief political analyst gloria borger with a preview and, gloria, hit this home for me. we talked about how crucial this is, really, for both of these men. we say how crucial, really how crucial is it? >> well, i don't think the stakes can get any higher. this isn't as if you have 20 primary debates like you did for the republicans during the primary season. you got a few times for both mitt romney and president obama to show their stuff, this first debate is huge. largely because the race is tight, in the battleground states, the president seems to be really gaining an advantage. and generally, you know, you can't decide as a voter to fire somebody until you're sure that the replacement can do a good job. this is that moment when you're going to have a huge audience and if you're mitt romney, you have to explain to american voters why you can be commander in chief, and why you would be the replacement for president obama. >> isn't so much of this, though, l
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Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney are about to come face-to-face for their first presidential debate. it happens wednesday night in denver. both candidates have been practicing for the event and both campaigns are trying to lower expectations by presenting their candidate as the underdog. while the candidates prepare for the debate, their running mates are courting voters, as well, in critical battleground states. republican paul ryan is in new hampshire and ohio today and vice president joe biden is wrapping up a two-day swing through florida right now. right now, live pictures. he is holding a rally there and talking to supporters in ft. myers. >>> all right, now to a controversy over the legitimacy of voter registrations in florida. an election official in palm beach county tells cnn as many as 106 voter registration applications may be fraudulent containing false information and fake signatures. the applications were turned in by a consulting firm hired by the republican national committee to register voter
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
first debate ever. the first was 1960 with kennedy/nixon. mitt romney and barack obama will be live from denver. it is serious business, but there are also two games being played here. there's the expectations game the two campaigns have been playing. then there's the game of dodge ball. that's what we're talking about this morning. joining me now live is todd rogers. he's an assistant professor at harvard's kennedy school. thank you very much for joining us. >> hi, gary. thanks for having me. >> the artful dodge. what is that all about? >> so with a collaborator here at harvard, we've been doing psychological experiments to understand how its they politicians manage to evade questions without being detected so we've run a series of these experiments where viewers are randomly assigned to one of three conditions. in one condition they watch a video where a moderator asks a question that say as what will you do about the universal health care problem in the world. the politician said, i'll glad you asked me that. we need universal health care. we then splice out the question, have th
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney just 56 hours away from the first debate taking place at the university of denver. it is the same city that hosted the 2008 democratic convention. same state that president obama went on to win four years ago. it's going to be the first time that these two are going to share the same stage, and they're going to tackle domestic policy. that's going to happen for 90 minutes. of course, the stakes very high. especially for romney now. he is trailing in key states that could decide this election. cnn's candy crowley is saying that they're great expectations, even while both sides are trying to lower them. >> reporter: apparently romney supporter and republican governor chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night is the restart of this campaign, and i think you're going to see those numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> reporter: note to governor christie. no, no, no, no. sop for predebate chatter is to lower expectations for your guy by raising expectations for the other die guy. like this. >> president
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
that interview with fox news is what mitt romney would have said in denver if the 47% controversy had come up in that first presidential debate. it didn't. it was not raised by president obama. it was not raised by the moderator jim lehrer and i think the romney campaign was surprised on that. mitt romney had an answer to go and that's the one you heard last night. as for what you're talking about on whether mitt romney is shifting his policies, the obama campaign thinks he is. listen to the president yesterday on the campaign trail. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy and yet the fellow on the stage last night who looked like mitt romney said he did not know anything about that. >> you can hear a lot more from the obama campaign and the candidate himself on that. the romney campaign, carol, pushing back saying, no, when it comes to health care
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those debates. i think in that sense having been through this much more recently than president obama, think he starts with an advantage. >> reporter: carol, if you listen to these campaigns, i guess neither of these guys will be any good in denver wednesday night. who do you believe? >> i think there have been some polls that people mostly say president obama will win the debates. remember in 2008, obama's debate performance when he said this? >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary, no doubt about it. >> i appreciate that. >> okay. so he said, you're likable enough. that didn't go over too well with the voting public. in thanks for that trim down memory lane. that was from the primaries back in '08. >> its true the president hasn't debated since 2008. our poll, we did earlier this month. almost 6 in 10 aid the president was more likely to win the debates and only 34% said mitt romney. the way you look at it regardless who you think will win or lose, the key is what they say and talk about on policy. the debates may be th
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away. president obama and mitt romney are deep into their final debate preparation as the clock ticks down for the big event in denver. meanwhile, their top surrogates are out on the campaign trail. paul ryan speaking out for romney in iowa. >> a handful of states will determine this outcome. a handful of states will determine which way our country goes. so you not only have a huge responsibility, you have a tremendous opportunity. >> meanwhile, michelle obama has been stumping for her husband, the president, in ohio. >> this election will be even closer than the last one. that is the only guarantee. understand that. >> against that backdrop i sat down with the man who shocked the political establishment when he was elected governor of one of the biggest states of the union, arnold schwarzenegger has always been bigger than life. it all came crashing down in a very big way. i first interviewed him in the early '90s. since then he's had of course seen the end of his marriage to maria shriver and the end of his two terms as governor. he tells the story in graphic detail in his new
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. obama will be on the road through wednesday's first presidential debate. mitt romney heads to colorado tomorrow where he will hold a rally and continue his preparations for wednesday's showdown in denver. he went to church this morning outside boston but held no public events over the weekend. >>> in iraq, at least 30 people were killed today in a wave of bombings. sudden explosions hit in or near baghdad. it's the deadliest day in iraq in nearly a month. shiite muslim communities appear to be the targets of the attacks. >>> a pakistani girl accused of desecrating the koran. she was setup. >>> this is a desperate search for two little children in tennessee. everybody believed a 9-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were among those killed, but remains have not been found. police consider the kids not dead but missing, and more on that story coming up moments away. >>> and in texas, stranded drivers had to be rescued after flooding drenched parts of the state yesterday. get this. the past three days, yep, brought more rain than texas got all of last year when it suffered through on
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
glasses, very good. >> good evening at the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs "news hour," and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, republican nominee. the debates are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions, via the internet and other means, but i made the final selections, and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments as i announced in advance will be three on the economy, and one each on health care, the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis through out on differences, specifics, and choices. bo
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knew he needed this, and i think obama gave the sense he wasn't happy. >> i have to go to wolf right now. >> hold on for a moment. right to the spin room in denver. they are spinning already. the supporters of the respective candidates. jim acosta standing by. jessica yellin. to you, have you senator rob portman, the individual who helped mitt romney, played the president of the united states in the debate preparation sessions. >> that's right. senator rob portman from ohio is with me. have you been prepping mitt romney for the past several weeks. what is your assessment of the night? did the preparation pay off? >> jim, a terrific night for mitt romney. for the undecided voter in ohio, they were looking for two things, one, a discussion about the record of the last four years, and why we can't afford it for the next four. and most importantly, talked about his own policies and set the record straight on some of the misleading ads that the obama campaign has put out about his tax plan, budget plan, health care plan, so on. he did exactly what he had to do for undecided voters, really
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
counting down to the showdown in denver. president obama and mitt romney preparing to square off wednesday night in the first of three critical presidential debates. both sides are falling all over each other to praise the other candidate to lower expectations for their own candidate, except for one guy, new jersey governor chris christie, who's setting the bar very high for his own guy, the republican nominee. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, have his vision for america. he's going to contrast what his view with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> the whole race turned upside down. setting the bar very high. cnn political reporter peter hamby joins me live from washington. exactly what was chris christie doing there? it doesn't seem to be part of the romney campaign playbook. >> he was being chris christie. even though the romney campaign approves when their surrogates go on campaign trails, he'll just go off the rails and say whatever he wants. the expectations game f
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
voter, so you should be watching this stuff. >>> also the world is watching the university of denver because it's the site of tomorrow night's faceoff between president barack obama and his challenger governor mitt romney. cnn's political director mark preston could not wait. he's already there in denver. you're looking very happy to be there early and this is debate number one. you've still got a lot to go. two more for this month. talk to me a little bit about the format of how this conversation is going to take place, what the limitations are and what they can actually get accomplished. >> reporter: well, ashleigh, let's talk about the bullet points what viewers should expect to see tomorrow. six different segments during this debate, three segments focusing on the economy, which should come as no surprise, issue number one since 2008. so one presidential election ago. talking about health care which has become a big issue over the past couple of years with president obama passing what is now known as obama care and mitt romney saying he will repeal that. in addition to that, they
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
denver, i'm jim lehrer, thank you, and good night. ke >>> round one between president obama -- >> govern romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> andthe man after his ob >> i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> their first debate, contentio contentious. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan sin accurate. look, i have five boys. i'm use the to people saying something that is notays ultimately hoping i'll believe it. >> the question this morning, did either candidate do enough to make believers out of america's undecided voters? >>> it is the day after. good morning and welcome to "early start," everybody. >>> it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. first, round one. it is now in the books. mitt romney has something to celebrate. in a cnn poll, 67% said romney won the first presidential debate. 25% think president obama was the victor. >> there
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there. >> dan lothian is in denver. morning, dan. mr. obama can't be feeling very good this morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, look, as you just played out in those sound bites, it was a big night for governor romney. some have suggested it was a make or break debate for him. he certainly showed up to fight. and voters agree he got the win in a cnn or flash poll, 67% of the voters said he won the debate. 25% saying president obama won. how did he do it? he challenged the president, never backed down even as the president appeared not to want to push back until the second half of the debate. take a listen. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years for fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> for 18 months, he has been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: now, ca
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spend the days leading up to the debate preparing. president obama out on the campaign trail is showing energy he didn't show at the first presidential debate in denver. >> my opponent is doing a little tap dance. at the debate the other night trying to wiggle out of stuff he's been saying for a year. doing like, it was like a "dancing with the stars". or maybe it was "extreme makeover." debate edition. >> reporter: expect to see a more aggressive debater when they face off again. for romney the debate offered a chance to question the president's priorities. >> thought it was a good chance for us to ask each other questions. i asked the president some of the questions i know people across america have wanted to ask him. i asked him, for instance, why with 23 million americans that were looking for work and want ad president that would focus on getting the economy going he in stead spent his first two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: by the way the moderator of the next presidential debate is our chief political correspondent, state of the union anchor, candy crowley.
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going in right now, the voters expect president obama is going to outdebate his opponent, but both men have taken great pains to downplay their own chances, downplay the expectations. our dan lothian is up very early at the university of denver. and, dan, i understand this is the fourth time that these two men have really ever encountered one another in person. is that expected to have any effect when they meet each other on stage? >> well, certainly this is not someone who the president spent time with in the senate, has not spent a lot of time talking to him, and when they debate tonight, for 90 minutes, it will be the most time and the longest time that they have spent interacting at all. so it is an unusual, i guess, setting if you will for the president and governor mitt romney. but nonetheless, they're getting ready for this big event, the last couple of days they have been doing these mock debates, going through every possible question that will be asked, every possible scenario that will be thrown their way. so they're pretty ready for that. they'll be doing a walk through late
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, watching and anticipating the stage for the first presidential debate. the university of denver in colorado. now, this is where for 9 on minutes president obama, former massachusetts governor mitt romney will go at it tonight head-to-head, face-to-face, and while they're on the stage, whole lot will be happening behind the scenes. want to bring in cnn political director mark preston who gives us a look. >> heetsz head inside where the action is going to take place. >> she must be wonder whoing will be sitting in the audience tonight for this first presidential debate. i don't know the answer, but peter here with the commissioner on presidential debates does. >> on wednesday night at the university of denver we'll have students, vip's, and those that the campaigns have invited. they'll be on floort and on the balcony behind us. >> how do you get invited if you don't get an invitation from one of the candidates? >> it would be very difficult to get into the debate. >> who is going to be at that far podium? >> at the far podium will be governor romney, and then at the near podium will
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night in denver. senator john kerry is standing in for mitt romney in president obama's debate rehearsals. on the other side, senator rob portman will fly with mitt romney to colorado on monday. he is playing the role of president obama in romney's practice round. >> while the candidates prepare for that debate, their running mates are courting voters in battleground states. republican paul ryan is in new hampshire and ohio today. he said president obama's economic policies were contributing to a lower standard of living. >> you're either part of the problem or part of the solution. and you know what? president obama has become part of the problem, and mitt romney is the solution. >> and vice president joe biden is wrapping up a two-day swing through florida. at a rally in ft. myers, he blasted romney and ryan on medicare. >> if what the republicans -- if what romney and ryan are saying about obama and biden is true on medicare, why would the american medical suggestion endorse our position? why would the national american hospital association and most importantly, why would aa
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
debate in denver. mr. romney struck centrist sounding positions on government regulation, education and most notably, health care. >> if obama care is repealed, how would you replace it? >> actually, it's a lengthy description but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. keeping them honest, that assurance is misleading and a short time later, a top campaign adviser had to clarify what his boss actually meant. under mr. romney's plan, he said, pre-existing conditions would only be covered for people who already have insurance to begin with, but are changing jobs and therefore, health insurance plans. that's not who most people think of when it comes to pre-existing conditions. ironically, the health care reform law mitt romney signed as governor and remains in effect today in massachusetts does mandate coverage for anyone with pre-existing conditions, whether they already have health insurance or not. a bit later in the program, we will talk about one of the few moments that mr. romney failed to strike a ton
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better, carol, off, taking care of the economy that's done so poorly than president obama has. >> live from denver this morning, cnn's live coverage of the debate starts tomorrow night 7:00 eastern. >>> time is running out for congress and president obama to reach a budget deal. if they don't, the fiscal cliff could cost you thousands of dollars in tax increases and they could begin next year. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i was scared, alison. >> yeah, you know why? because this would have a huge impact if we do go over this so-called fiscal cliff. 88% of us, we are going to pay more in taxes. the tax policy center says, you know what? for the average american, it means thousands more dollars in taxes. now, overall, of course, varies based on how much you make. and i want to show you what you make here. for low-income people, people making less than $20,000, an extra $400 in taxes you pay, in the middle income area, an extra $2,000, the richest people making over $108,000, you pay an extra $14,000 extra. why would all this happen? well, of course, a record numb
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. when president obama and mitt romney take the stage in denver tomorrow night, how they look, what they do during the debate may speak louder than what they actually say, or as loudly. research in fact suggests their body language will speak volumes. amy cuddy is an associate professor at harvard business school who studies how people perceive others and what shapes the impressions we have of others. she joins me now. you say that when it comes to gestures, ones that convey power and warmth are really important to make an effective politician. you point to former president bill clinton as the master of warmth. i want to show a video of him during town hall with ross perot and then president bush back in 1992. kind of walk us through what we're seeing. >> okay. >> you know people who have lost their jobs and lost their homes. >> so he's walking toward this woman, toward this voter, away from the people onstage so he's focused on the voter, not on the other candidates. he's gentle. his body language is gentle. he's leaning toward her. he's even softened his voice. he's nodding. he ma
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
american history when president obama and governor romney meet in a hall in denver. in less than 14 hours they'll be focusing on domestic policy and the economy. it's happening as a brand new cnn poll of polls shows the president maintaining a three-point lead with less than a month to go in the race. joining us is republican congressman jason from the great state of utah. how are you feeling tonight? >> good morning. >> when is the last time you spoke to mitt romney, the candidate, and how is he doing? >> it's been a little time with him last week. i haven't seen him today but i have been with him during the primary season before debates. you know, when you spend that hour sitting in the holding room, it's interesting to see how they reacted. mitt romney's a real cool character. loosy goose. you know, 15, 16 people sitting in the room, just chatting about various things. i think it will probably be very similar tonight. >> let's run through what some of the morning papers, op-eds, especially conservative feedback has been. ross -- he wrote an op-ed in the new york times and he says, the
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romney and president obama will face off in denver and the race is tight. in fact, a statistical tie. the president leads in our brand new cnn/orc poll of likely voters. 50% to romney's 47% but with the sampling error that's technically a dead heat. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is in denver with more on these new poll results. john, when's the biggest headline as you're scrutinizing all of these numbers? what are you seeing? >> reporter: we have a competitive race at the national level. we pick presidents state by state. but this is a slightly improved position for governor romney heading in to the big debate night and this is the defining question. the american people want to know which candidate better handle the economy. which candidate create more jobs in four years and whoever wins the presidency. on that question, look at the numbers of our new poll. president obama 49%. governor romney, 48%. who's best to handle the economy? evenly divided. it will dominate here in denver on wednesday night. the numbers, a dead heat in the national horse race and who would hand
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showdown in denver, colorado. >> so interesting to hear mitt romney use the word "eloquent," especially when he described the 47, he said sometimes i don't say things so eloquently. >>> president obama and mitt romney come face to face as american voters weigh their voice. the first presidential debate starts wednesday night, october 3rd and you can watch it right here, live, 7:00 eastern, cnn. also cnn.com. >>> and there are many ways to find a groom for your daughter. but a hong kong billionaire has come up with a very unique and lucrative proposal he is sure will attract many offers of marriage. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe hard enough. a smarter way to shop around. now that's progressive. call or click today. [ grunting ] trick question. i love everything about this country! including prilosec otc. you know one pill each morning treats your frequent heartburn so you can enjoy all this great land of ours has to offer like demolition derbi
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. president obama's campaign event is getting underway right now. you're seeing live pictures there in denver. expect the president to start speaking in a minute as soon as he starts, of course, we'll bring that to you. jessica yellin is at that event as well, and jessica, we've heard a lot of spin. we've heard it late last night. we've heard it early into the morning. is there a point where the surrogates, the supporters who you are talking to acknowledged that the president needs to do better, he needs to move on, he needs to make up for what happened last night? >> no one is officially with the campaign will say that, suzanne. i am talking to democrats who definitely are agreeing with that, and i'm sure you are. they're arg urg that mitt romney was not really truthful, and i think we'll see in the coming days and weeks that the campaign will take on some of the claims that went unanswered last night by the president, but it doesn't resolve the question why didn't the president answer that himself in the debate. i think that goes to maybe questions about his debate preparation, their
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. cnn's live coverage of tonight's debate in denver, colorado, begins at 7:00 eastern time. >>> it is being called president obama's other race speech. problem is, only certain right wingers are the ones calling it that and billing it as news. even though it is old. really, really old. so is this red meat? or political advantage? that's next. something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. >>> chances are you have probably seen this video making the rounds today, it is featured on several conservative blogs and media outlets, this video here from 2007, from the speech by then senator and presidential candidate barack obama. the daily collar dug up a full video of the speech, posting it online, calling it an exclusive, calling it obama's other race speech. joe johns, let me go to you there in washington. joe, to be
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. checking our top stories, just two days to go until president obama and governor mitt romney face off in denver for their first debate. both candidates are going some final cramming. romney will also address supporters at a denver rally later tonight. >>> california becomes the first state to ban straight to gay therapy for miners. governor jerry brown signed the legislation. the bill's sponsor says conversion therapy is dangerous. a conservative group plans to file a suit. >>> families may have to dig deeper to pay for milk. the new york daily news quotes senator charles schumer as saying milk prices could double if congress does not approve a new farm bill. the senate's passed it, but not the house. a more dire warning coming from the national milk producers federation. milk could hit $6 a gallon. >>> an addictive dance. hundreds of prisoners in the philippines doing their rendition of the gangnam style dance. if you don't know him, you may have been living under a rock. gangnam style is the most liked youtube video ever with 335 million views. guess what? the song is number two. liste
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university of denver. of course, a lot of big names didn't show up to the event joe biden, nancy pelosi, president obama. no, he just didn't -- >> get on the reality page. i'm sorry, he sucked. he looked tired. he had trouble getting his answers out. look like he took my million and spent it all on weed. >> mitt romney on the other hand seemed down right human. he was relaxed before the debate and this is mitt and his wife ann and his son playing a rousing game of jenga. look how much fun they are having. have you ever seen a person enjoy watching another person play jenga. he's having a dynamite time. >> 7.8% lowest numbers in three years. natural republican today said it was a lie a fake and a conspiracy. they said unemployed people are claiming they have jobs to make obama look good. i swear, so we can stay in power and give them more unemployment checks that they will never get because they say they have jobs. poor people, you are good. you are good. you are, oh, i can't even follow that. >> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday mo
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debate last night. yeah. that's right. the only people who thought obama won, the replacement refs. those are the only ones. >> after months of buildup last night was the first presidential debate at the university of denver. of course, a lot of big names didn't show up to the event, joe biden, nancy pelosi, president obama. they just didn't. >> get on the reality page. i'm sorry. he sucked. he looked tired. he had trouble getting his answers out. looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed. >> mitt romney, on the other hand, seemed downright human.
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
. like those glasses. >>> good evening from the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the "pbs news hour" i welcome you to the first of the presidential debates between president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute segments, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered discussion suggestions. i made the final selections. for the record they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments as i announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised t
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